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Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial

Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial

Part of

People

  • Victor Prus (creator)
  • Victor Prus (archive creator)

Title

Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial

Dates of creation

1969-1972

Level of archival description

File 47

Extent and Medium

  • 0.06 m.l. of textual records
  • 5 drawings
  • 5 paintings
  • 5 flats
  • 2 serials
  • 1 artefact
  • 1 model
  • 1 collage

Scope and Content

File documents Victor Prus's unrealized project for the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial design competition in Trenton, Ontario, in 1969, for which he won the First prize and was awarded of the Canadian Architect Award in 1971. Material in this file was produced between 1969 and 1972. The file contains drawings, mainly presentation drawings, sketch paintings from artist Jordi Bonet, textual records such as correspondence, flats, a periodical issue with an article on the Memorial, a collage and an artefact. The file also includes a model of the memorial.

Reference Number

AP163.S2.SS1.D47

Location

Trenton Ontario Canada

Language of material

Documents are in English and in French.

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    • Reference Number: ARCH265173
    • Title: A preliminary site plan for the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial, in Trenton, Ontario
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (architect)
    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • presentation drawings (proposals)

    Technique and media:

    Black ink, graphite and transfer type on plastic film

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 68.5 × 43.4 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

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    • Reference Number: ARCH265327
    • Title: One floor plan, a preliminary site plan and elevations for the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (architect)
    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of one floor plan, a preliminary site plan and elevations for the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial, in Trenton.

    Quantity / Object type:

    3 flat(s)

    Technique and media:

    Flats with goldenrod masking paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 31 × 23.2 cm sheet (largest): 30.4 × 25.5 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

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    • Reference Number: ARCH265617
    • Title: Collage of a plan and an elevation for the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial in Trenton, Ontario
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (architect)
    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    Collage of two of plans and an elevation for the Memorial with a newspaper article about Victor Prus and the project.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 collage(s)

    Technique and media:

    Collage (photographs and typescript on paper)

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 25.7 × 24.1 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Related units of description:

    • - This document is composed of the documents catalogued as ARCH266133 and ARCH266134.
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    • Reference Number: ARCH266065
    • Title: Architecture Canada
    • Form: journals and magazines
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    Architecture Canada Magazine, October 1969 issue, with an article on the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial Competition and a mention of the winning design by Victor Prus.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 serial(s)

    Dimensions:

    serial: 42 × 29.4 cm

    Document Type:

    • journals (periodicals)

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

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    • Reference Number: ARCH266133
    • Title: Elevation and plan for the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial in Trenton, Ontario, Canada
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (architect)
    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 flat(s)

    Technique and media:

    Flat with goldenrod masking paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 28.2 × 25.2 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

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    • Reference Number: ARCH266134
    • Title: Article about the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial competition in Trenton, Ontario
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (architect)
    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    Article about Victor Prus' winning competition design for the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial in Trenton, in 1969.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 flat(s)

    Technique and media:

    Flat with goldenrod masking paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 28.2 × 25.2 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

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    • Reference Number: ARCH266231
    • Title: Identification plate
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    Identification plate for a representation of the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial in Trenton, Ontario.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 artefact(s)

    Technique and media:

    Plastic

    Dimensions:

    artefact: 7.5 × 12 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

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    • Reference Number: ARCH267618
    • Title: Sketches for murals by the artist Jordi Bonet for the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial in Trenton, Ontario.
    • Form: works of art
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    5 painting(s)

    Technique and media:

    Watercolour on cardboard mounted on carboard; ink on cardboard mounted on cardboard

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 15 × 33.2 cm sheet (largest): 18.3 × 38.1 cm

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Related units of description:

    • - Correspondence with artist Jordi Bonet about the murals for the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial is catalogued as ARCH267705.
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    • Reference Number: ARCH267698
    • Title: RCAF Memorial Trenton & Contract 6904
    • Dates of creation: 1968-1969
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of correspondence and related documents, an agreement between the architect and the client and a brochure containing information about the design competition for the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial in Trenton, Ontario. There are also site plans.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Technique and media:

    Photocopies; coloured pencil on photocopies; typescript on paper

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m. sheet: 29 × 35.5 cm sheet (largest): 14.5 × 18 cm

    Document Type:

    • correspondence

    Physical Description:

    - The plans are folded.

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Language of material:

    - The documents are in English.

    Folder Number:

    163-13-35 T

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    • Reference Number: ARCH267699
    • Title: Floor plan for the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial in Trenton, Ontario
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 reprographic copy(ies)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • working drawing

    Technique and media:

    Diazotypes with ink inscriptions

    Dimensions:

    sheet: 92 × 122.2 cm sheet (folded): 31.3 × 18.8 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Folded.

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Folder Number:

    163-13-36 T

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    • Reference Number: ARCH267700
    • Title: A list of drawings, schedules and a memo
    • Dates of creation: 1969
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    10 textual record(s)

    Technique and media:

    Ink on paper; photocopies; diazotypes; typescript on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 28 × 21.7 cm sheet (largest): 34.6 × 76 cm sheet (largest; folded): 17.7 × 26.5 cm

    Physical Description:

    - The diazotypes are folded.

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Language of material:

    - The documents are in English.

    Folder Number:

    163-13-37 T

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    • Reference Number: ARCH267701
    • Title: RCAF / Works of Arts
    • Dates of creation: 1970
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of notes and memorandums concerning works of art proposed for the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial in Trenton, Ontario.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite on paper; typescript on paper; graphite and ink on paper; ink on paper

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Language of material:

    - The documents are in English.

    Folder Number:

    163-13-38 T

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    • Reference Number: ARCH267702
    • Title: RCAF / Works of Art
    • Dates of creation: 1970
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of correspondence and related documents about the organ for the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial in Trenton, Ontario.

    Quantity / Object type:

    3 textual record(s)

    Technique and media:

    Typescript on paper; typescript on vellum paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 28 × 21.7 cm

    Document Type:

    • correspondence

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Language of material:

    - The documents are in English.

    Folder Number:

    163-13-39 T

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    • Reference Number: ARCH267703
    • Title: 6904 / 1.1a R.C.A.F General Correspondence / 1969-1970
    • Dates of creation: 1969-1970
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of correspondence and related documents concerning the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial in Trenton, Ontario.

    Quantity / Object type:

    15 textual record(s)

    Technique and media:

    Graphite on paper; typescript on vellum paper; typescript on paper; photocopies; bound volume of photocopies

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 28 × 21.7 cm sheet (largest): 29.4 × 19 cm

    Document Type:

    • correspondence

    Physical Description:

    - Include one spiral bound volume.

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Language of material:

    - The documents are in English.

    Folder Number:

    163-13-40 T

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    • Reference Number: ARCH267704
    • Title: 6904 / R.C.A.F Correspondence / 1969-1970
    • Dates of creation: 1969-1970
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of correspondence and related documents concerning the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial in Trenton, Ontario.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Technique and media:

    Typescript on paper; typescript on vellum paper

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.01 l.m.

    Document Type:

    • correspondence

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Language of material:

    - The documents are in English.

    Folder Number:

    163-13-41 T

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    • Reference Number: ARCH267705
    • Title: 6409 RCAF Artiste
    • Dates of creation: 1969
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of a folder about Victor Prus's design project for the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial in Trenton, Ontario, and correspondence with the artist Jordi Bonet about his work for the Memorial murals.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Technique and media:

    Typescript on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 14.1 × 21.8 cm sheet (largest): 28 × 21.7 cm

    Document Type:

    • folders
    • correspondence

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Language of material:

    - The documents are in French and in English.

    Related units of description:

    • - Painting's sketches by Jordi Bonet for the murals of the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial are catalogued as ARCH267618.

    Folder Number:

    163-13-42 T

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    • Reference Number: ARCH267706
    • Title: 6409 RCAF / Trenton
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of a preliminary site plan and a floor plan for the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial in Trenton, Ontario.

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 reprographic copy(ies)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • working drawings

    Technique and media:

    Diazotype; diazotype with ink inscriptions

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 67.2 × 38.2 cm sheet (smallest; folded): 26.4 × 19.4 cm sheet (largest): 63.7 × 73.2 cm sheet (largest; folded): 26.7 × 16.3 cm

    Physical Description:

    - Folded.

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Folder Number:

    163-13-43 T

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    • Reference Number: ARCH267707
    • Title: RCAF
    • Dates of creation: 1969
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of a tourist map of Trenton for the Centennial project, documents containing information about the Royal Canadian Air Force and its history, and a brochure about the design competition for the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial in Trenton, Ontario. There is also a competitor's report, promotional folders about the Victor Prus design, correspondence and related documents.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 textual record(s)

    Technique and media:

    Photocopies; typescript on paper

    Dimensions:

    records: 0.02 l.m.

    Document Type:

    • correspondence
    • promotional material

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Language of material:

    - The documents are in English.

    Folder Number:

    163-13-44 T

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    • Reference Number: ARCH267708
    • Title: 6904 R.C.A.F Memorial / 1.2a F.M. Kraus - Correspondence / 1969-1972
    • Dates of creation: 1969-1970
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of correspondence with a firm of consulting engineers about the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial in Trenton, Ontario.

    Quantity / Object type:

    14 textual record(s)

    Technique and media:

    Typescript on paper; typescript on vellum paper; photocopies

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 28 × 21.7 cm

    Document Type:

    • correspondence

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Language of material:

    - The documents are in English.

    Folder Number:

    163-13-45 T

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    • Reference Number: ARCH267709
    • Title: 6904 RCAF Felicitations
    • Dates of creation: 1969
    • Form: textual records
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    This group consists of letters addressed to Victor Prus in conjunction with his victory of the design competition for the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial in Trenton, Ontario.

    Quantity / Object type:

    13 textual record(s)

    Technique and media:

    Typescript on paper

    Dimensions:

    sheets: 28 × 21.7 cm

    Document Type:

    • correspondence

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

    Language of material:

    - The documents are in French and in English.

    Folder Number:

    163-13-46 T

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    • Reference Number: ARCH268127
    • Title: The Canadian Architect
    • Form: journals and magazines
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)

    Description:

    The Canadian Architect, vol. 14, no. 10 (October 1969) issue with an article about the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial in Trenton, Ontario.

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 serial(s)

    Dimensions:

    serial: 28.9 × 20.9 cm

    Document Type:

    • magazines (periodicals)

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

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    • Reference Number: ARCH279526
    • Title: Model for the Royal Canadian Air Force Memorial in Trenton, Ontario
    • Dates of creation: ca. 1969
    • Form: models

    People:

    • Victor Prus (archive creator)
    • Victor Prus (architect)

    Quantity / Object type:

    1 model(s)

    Extent and Medium:

    • 1 model

    Dimensions:

    model (approx.): 109 x 146 x 15

    Credit line:

    Victor Prus fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal
    Gift of Victor Prus/Don de Victor Prus

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